i am making my 1st ever trip to Kathmandu with my sister; just the two of us.
I was wondering if it is worth the trip to head to Namche Bazaar for the sake of taking the closest look at Everest "yea i mean not the closest per se" and also to experience Nepali's lifestyle up in the mountains.
I will be in Nepal for 11 days in November. Is this sufficient for a trip to cover Namche, Pokhara, Kathmandu?
I have a few questions regarding getting to Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche & vice versa
1. How do i book a return light from Kathmandu to Lukla? Ive checked out Yeti Air, Sita Air..none seem to do online booking.
2. How many recommended days for the whole leg & return for Namche? Ive read that there's small towns in between name Monjo Phakding that i can stay over for a day b4 continuing. Which do you recommend & for how long? We are both super unfit, we literally do no exercise & spend more like 12hrs sitting infront of the computer. So we are going to take it...as slow as possible.
3. Our trip stops at Namche Bazaar and back..do we need a porter? a guide? If so, where should i hire one. Im not too sure if porter is needed? I can forsee us carrying a camera and a thick jacket, and perhaps a down sleeve shirt? What is the "MUST BRING"?